Cerner profit jump 38%

Cerner continues to please Wall Street. The healthcare software and services company said earnings were up 38 percent in the second quarter. The company reports new bookings of $284 million. Key moves for Cerner over the last three months have included the acquisition of Bridge Medical, a bar coding specialist. Earlier in the summer, Cerner wrested away a key UK southern region NHS subcontract from IDX. Cerner's stock was up 5 percent this morning.

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